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What is WM's Total Operating Expenses?

  Waste Management Inc ( WM ) |
1995 - 2021 (27 years)

Total Operating Expenses is 
$1.8B (1Y -25.0% )

WM Stock Price & Total Operating Expenses

Total Operating Expenses for WM competitors.
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Historical (All-Time) Stats for Total Operating Expenses

chevron_right 2021 $205.0M +1.3x
( +3.1% / year avg)
chevron_left 1995 $88.8M
vertical_align_top Peak $3.5B +38.6x
vertical_align_bottom Bottom $88.8M
arrow_drop_up # Up Years 19 19 of 27
years up.
arrow_drop_down # Down Years 8
Up Years = Positive (0%+) YoY change
Down Years = Zero or Negative (0% or less) YoY change

Key Points (Stonk Price Comparison)

  • WM's stock price has rallied +4,321% from $2.65 in 1995 , or +32.5x faster than it's total operating expenses over the same period.
  • If WM grows it's stock at the same rate as it's total operating expenses (+3.1%/year) , it's stock price will grow +135% and hit $158.87 over the next 10 years.
  • WM's stock price has gone up 14 of the 19 years (+73%) it's total operating expenses were also up.
  • WM Historical Total Operating Expenses Table
    in $ million
    Year Total Operating Expenses YoY % Change Stock Price YoY % Change (Stock Price)
    4/1/2021 $205 -93.8% $117.07 3.2%
    4/1/2020 $3,293 6.1% $113.46 -2.7%
    4/1/2019 $3,105 7.0% $116.62 33.9%
    4/1/2018 $2,901 2.7% $87.08 20.5%
    4/1/2017 $2,824 6.0% $72.28 23.5%
    4/1/2016 $2,664 1.4% $58.52 31.5%
    4/1/2015 $2,627 -5.9% $44.52 9.9%
    4/1/2014 $2,793 0.5% $40.51 20.2%
    4/1/2013 $2,780 -1.5% $33.69 21.7%
    4/1/2012 $2,821 2.5% $27.68 9.3%
    4/1/2011 $2,752 5.0% $25.34 3.5%
    4/1/2010 $2,621 1.0% $24.47 14.9%
    4/1/2009 $2,595 -4.7% $21.31 -12.2%
    4/1/2008 $2,723 3.5% $24.27 -3.8%
    4/1/2007 $2,631 -2.6% $25.22 12.7%
    4/1/2006 $2,700 0.4% $22.37 28.2%
    4/1/2005 $2,688 5.2% $17.45 1.4%
    4/1/2004 $2,556 0.2% $17.2 6.5%
    4/1/2003 $2,550 -10.3% $16.14 12.5%
    4/1/2002 $2,844 11.1% $14.35 -23.4%
    4/1/2001 $2,560 -19.2% $18.75 63.3%
    4/1/2000 $3,167 -10.0% $11.48 -25.6%
    4/1/1999 $3,517 104.9% $15.44 -53.7%
    4/1/1998 $1,717 216.9% $33.36 31.2%
    4/1/1997 $541 122.0% $25.42 52.7%
    4/1/1996 $244 174.8% $16.64 41.0%
    4/1/1995 $88 - $11.8 -

  • About
    Industry: Waste Management
    Sector: Industrials
    Country: US
    IPO Date: 7/20/1993
    Stonk Exchange: NYSE
    • Waste Management, Inc
    • engages in the provision of waste management environmental services.
    • The company is headquartered in Houston, Texas and currently employs 43,700 full-time employees.
    • The Company, through its subsidiaries, is a provider of waste management environmental services.
    • The firm's segments include Solid Waste and Other.
    • The firm's Solid Waste segment includes its solid waste business.
    • The Other segment includes its Strategic Business Solutions (WMSBS) organization; its landfill gas-to-energy operations and third-party subcontract and administration services managed by its Energy and Environmental Services and WM Renewable Energy organizations; its recycling brokerage services, and its service offerings and solutions, such as portable self-storage and long distance moving services, fluorescent lamp recycling and interests it holds in oil and gas producing properties.
    • As of December 31, 2016, the Company owned or operated 243 solid waste landfills and five secure hazardous waste landfills.
    • Its recycling brokerage services involve managing the marketing of recyclable materials for third parties.

  • Total Operating Expenses is a company's earnings from its normal operations before any non-operating income and/or costs such as interest expense, taxes, and special items. Income at the operating level, which is viewed as more reliable, is often used by financial analysts rather than net income as a measure of profitability.

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